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Toronto Maple Leafs home to Hurricanes in hockey betting action

Carolina Hurricanes

Toronto Maple Leafs
2-2-3 October 17, 2013, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 6-1-0

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Carolina Hurricanes invade Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Toronto will face the 2-2-3 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 2-5 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Maple Leafs as -173 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Maple Leafs and the No. 26-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on October 15. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-1 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Toronto at -137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.86 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 33.33% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Carolina is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games
Carolina is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina's last 16 games on the road
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at New York, Saturday, October 19th
Toronto at Chicago, Saturday, October 19th